Talking Points: Student Loans, Gas, Strikes

Student Loans, Gas, Strikes

Black unemployment is down to 5.9%, while white unemployment is at 3.5%- the smallest gap between the two rates ever recorded. CNN Money, June 1, 2018

Due to escalating tuition and easy credit, the United States has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans. The number of those who owe at least $100,000 has risen to around 2.5 million. The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor in 2017 counted just seven strikes involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift- the second lowest annual number ever recorded. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The average price of gas is up 31% since last Memorial Day. CNN, May 25, 2018

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” Warren Buffett

JP Morgan Chase, the largest American bank, made $8.7 billion last quarter. That was the largest quarterly profit by any US Bank ever. CNN Money, May 22, 2018

Asia is now home to more billionaires than North America. Wealth-X Billionaire Census, 2018

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